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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
was in black and white in 1960. it was argued that john f. kennedy had shown richard nixon mainly because of the way he looked on screen. do these debates boil down to style over substance? we're joined by brian callahan who coaches government and industry leaders in public speaking. how much do looks matter in this? if nixon had sweated less in that clip that we just saw, would he have done better? >> i think he would have. particularly since it was the dawn of television and people were getting visual cues for the first time. when senator kennedy looked much more comfortable than nixon, that played very much to his advantage. >> well, let's take a look at the presidential debate now in 1984. ronald reagan was asked if he was too old to be president. >> i want you to know that i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [laughter] >> that is also one of my favorite lines. >> that is my favorite as well. >> it is pretty good. it tells us nothing about policy but it made us laugh. >> it tells us that h
Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-secret tape recordings by president john f. kennedy. >> it's really a remarkable chance for the american people to hear what it is like to be president in a very visceral way. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising in where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in truly profound ways. technology can provide customized experiences tailored to individual consumer preferences, igniting a world of possibilities from the inside out. sponsoring tomorrow, starts today. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: there was fresh evidence today of just expensive college has become
Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to remove their missells from turkey. in 1994 the john f. kennedy library released tapes of the closed door discussions among president kennedy and his advisors as they were looking for a peaceful way out of the confrontation with the soviet union. jenkins brought us this report. >> u.s. spy planes had spotted missile sites going up in cuba, the president and his top national security council met at the white house to discuss his options. under secretary of state george fall who died recently cautions against a surprise attack on the mission site. >> it's like pearl harbor. it's the kind of contact that -- kind of conduct that might be expected from the soviet union. >> the question really is would i can take much of a chance of a nuclear. >> of the roughly 15 men at the meeting only president kennedy and his brother robert knew they were being recorded. the jfk presidential library was given government clearance in the 1980s to release taped exerts from three other meetings the tapes are the first to cover entire meetings. historians here say nothing on these tapes will dramatically change
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of franklin d. roosevelt. c-span: any idea of why you wouldn't write much about john f. kennedy or jimmy carter? >> guest: well, jimmy carter didn't exist for me. it's as simple as that. john f. kennedy i admired; as i say, i voted for him. i thought he had the potential to be a great president, and then, of course, he was assassinated. i was somewhat disillusioned by the time he was assassinated. but why didn't i write about john f. kennedy? maybe i did at some point. i don't know. i think what happened is that he was out of the picture, as he had been gone, before i started writing steadily on current affairs, which really began in the late '60s, early '70s. c-span: today do you still have a relationship with the wall street journal? >> guest: yes, i still write occasionally on their op-ed page, a short essay. i used to write much more frequently. it--i think age is beginning to show, and also i don't want to keep repeating myself, so i don't write unless i feel i have something to say. but, yes, i'm still happy to have this wonderful relationship with the wall street journal. c-span:
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. really from 1858 until 1960, john f. kennedy versus richard nixon, debates didn't play that big a role in presidential campaigns. there were no presidential debates. but you did have in primaries occasionally, squareoffs going on. interesting to even think about stats from minnesota rarely run for president -- stacken ran for president every four years. kennedy/nixon was the game changer in debate history. people that listened to it thought nixon won on radio but on television, john f. kennedy won. nobody was that happy with the debates. we had no debates in '64 '68 '72. came back in 1976 when jimmy carter ended up doing well because of gerald ford's famous gaffe. that's the big question. can you become gaffe-free? everybody is going to be looking wednesday night to see if there was a mistake made by either person. it puts a lot of pressure on the candidates. >> jennifer: you mention nixon and kennedy and those who saw the debate felt like kennedy won. what do you think is more important? what the candida
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
-- to win the white house without winning ohio was john f. kennedy in 1960. in ohio right now president obama is losing ground. he now leads governor romney by just three points among likely voters, down from seven points last month. and in florida, governor romney is leading within the margin of error, 48 to 45%. just last month the president was leading by five points. big shifts. the critics are saying president obama needs to be more specific about what he would actually plan to do in a second term. charlie herd joins me now. he's a columnist for the washington times. great to have you here. happy sunday morning. >> great to be with you, jamie. >> they must really be prepping. the question is when they step on the stage for this debate, will the president be more specific about what a second term would actually mean? >> well, you know, it's really sort of a catch-22 for president obama in that regard because i think that much of what he's going to -- if he were to be honest about what he's going to do in a second term, he's done in the first term. in recent weeks mitt romney and pau
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
crisis started. started. >> thanks, mary. before i do that, i just say that with john f. kennedy having introduced this panel, it's a hard act to follow. i also wanted to say i used to work for the national archives and we don't often congratulate the national archives when it does a superb job and those of you watching tv and in the audience who saw the video presentation, you should give a round of applause to tom putnam, director of the library and david, the head honcho of the entire archives and to stacy who is the curator, for that magnificent achievement. [ applause ] those of your tax dollars at work and you should be proud of it. all right. we have heard a lot about red lines. now that i don't work for the government i can talk about elections. we've heard a lot about red lines and establishing red lines and telling foreign countries you cannot step over this line and if you do, there will be a crisis. the reason that john f. kennedy had to respond forcefully to the deployment of nuclear missiles in cuba was that he had established a red line. in early september of 1962, he pub
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
states at heart. >> he developed a single bullet theory on the warren commission in the john f. kennedy assassination. >> a woman maintained their innocence. katey court is joined by paul ferris and a woman accused of killing her son by making him the 22 tablespoons of salt. that is today at 4:00. >> 6:00 a team so let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> the rain will hold off for the morning commute. we could use a little bit of rain. 66 degrees right now and a warm start to the dead. rain is coming in from the south-southwest. temperatures across the region look like this. 62 in hagerstown and quantico at 68 degrees. the clouds are here and that is why we are warm and the rain as well off to our west. there is a thin line here associated with the cold front. the area of low pressure is across the great lakes and stretches to the deep south. if you're traveling today anywhere from atlanta to boston you probably want to check in early on your flights. we're expecting the rain by at least 2:00. over night to night, we will see high pressure builds in and it will clear out. the rainfall will
Oct 25, 2012 2:00pm PDT
the possible nuclear war between us and the soviet union and one guy got us out of it, john f. kennedy. his secret oval office recordings of that detailing the pivotal moments are now available in the book "listening in the secret white house recordings of john f. kennedy." his daughter, kaurl line wrote the intro dooux. i was always told my father installed secret oval office recording devices after the bay of big disaster so he could have an accurate account of what said what in case of any later di puts as to the exact nature of the conversations. he intended to draw upon this material in his own memoirs. we me is president john f. kennedy's daughter carolyn. we're out here explaining this book and its importance. why do you think it's important 50 years later that we know what happened? >> i think we can learn so much from the past. you know, studying this crisis is really an exercise in studying leadership and decisionmaking and right now we're at really close to another presidential election and i think when you get inside a crisis like this and you understand the kind of complexity o
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
throw him off. give me an example, give me an example. i'll give you an example. john f. kennedy. now you're john f. kennedy? no. you asked for an example and i gave you an example and you cut me off again. >> bob: this is not mrs. mrs. federer finishing school. >> roger? >> bob: no. federer school that does finishing with little boys and girls to have the right manners. >> dana: what year did you graduate? >> bob: i didn't. but the fact of the matter is ryan was so far out of his league last night. i mean he finally stepped in to something that you come out and say welcome to national politics. >> eric: he was not out of his league anywhere. he was right out -- unfortunately the economy is only ten minutes of the 90 minutes. right on the economy. right on it. joe biden turn out -- bost give me the quote. >> eric: he made joe biden break news last night, which we'll get to. one of the most interesting things i've ever heard coming out of a debate, a vice president saying counter acting everything the president said. >> bob: i know dana keeps saying. i want you to give me one single se
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
years ago, president john f. kennedy told americans what was happening 90 miles off the florida coast. this morning the national archives and the kennedy presidential library released a new collection of documents from the cuban missile crisis. >> the 2700 pages come from the archives of robert kennedy his brother's attorney general and closest adviser. presidential hit-and-run dou douglas hinkly is here. what have we learned. >> i finished looking at the famous 13 days. robert kennedy wrote a memoir called 13 days. now we can see and it will be online from the kennedy library all the handwritten notes that robert f. kennedy took either in pencil, you can see his doodles, how he's responding to the fay muse x-com meetings and watch the mind of robert kennedy progress. it's a wide opportunity for somebody to do a new book on robert kennedy and the cuban missile crisis and the missile crisis in general. >> what district attorney we learn here in terms of robert kennedy that we did not know about his role because clearly this was a time in which he came of age in terms of national securi
Oct 14, 2012 3:30pm PDT
assassinated john f. kennedy. he angered many women after the spectacle around anita hill. but specter is also remembered for his wit and his devotion to the senate. >> i lead with great optimism for the future of our country, a great optimism for the continuing vital rule of the united states senate and the governance of our democracy. >> arlen specter was 82. >>> we turn now to that outbreak of meningitis cases tied to steroid injections from a pharmacy in massachusetts. today the cdc said the number of cases has risen to 205 in 14 states. all this is bringing new scrutiny to a specialized part of the pharmacy industry. we get more from nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> she was the type of person that everyone loved. she was dynamic, she was loving. >> reporter: george carol's wife was getting what she thought was a routine steroid injection for back pain and it killed her. it turns out the company that compounded the drug -- in 2002 and 2003, the f -- in 2004 a man died from a contaminated injection, necc settled the lawsuit. in 2006, the fda issued a warning left for
Oct 15, 2012 12:00am PDT
missile cry sifments president john f. kennedy and khrushchev faced each other over 13 days and much of that time they faced down the hawks on both sides, with spy plane photos showing the russians assem bling missiles in cuba capable of hitting new york, and the top advisors, including the chief of staff of the air force to authorize immediate air strikes before the missiles could be armed by the soviets. kennedy had to weigh the hawks' advice against the reality that no air strike could be 100% effective. and the possibilities that russian retaliation could target berlin and thereby trigger an all-out nuke yar war, as robert kennedy wrote, "the final list of the cuban missile crisis is the importance of placing ourselves in the other country's shoes." president kennedy understood that the soviet union did not want war. two years later dr. strangelove par deed that era and it came eerily close to reality. consider the relationship of a president cooley trying to avoid a war, and the character was based on general curtis lemay as played by george c. scott. >> we are coming to a momen
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
and uncomfortable compared to the tanned, relaxed john f. kennedy. then voters heard the impatient sighs of al gore. it was clear by the microphones while george w. bush was talking. it played into a larger narrative into the campaigns. it re-inforced what the audience thought about the candidates. >> when gore sighed endlessly and moaned during the debate and we saw that on television, it just emphasized the idea that he was arrogant and condescending, something people were already concerned about. when nixon was sweating, there was some sense that he was already shifty and there was an anxiety in his soul as well as his body. >> that's what the question in this campaign is about. >> reporter: in a later debate that year gore appeared to invade the personal space of bush. >> i believe i can. >> reporter: a move which made him look awkward compared to his relaxed opponent. in 1992 george h.w. bush was caught twice by cameras glancing at his watch during a town hall debate with voters which reinforced the suggestion he was disengaged and uninterested. >> when something is as close as it is now a sma
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: and politics would never be the same. >> senator john f. kennedy. >> reporter: that night the young senator john kennedy looked cool and collected. and the experienced vice president richard nixon seemed uncomfortable, even sweaty. as the debate's producer, the late don hewitt, remembered. >> i looked at him on camera and i thought, oh, my god, this is trouble. >> reporter: the first lesson: the debates would not just be about what you said but how you looked when you said it. and mistakes could have huge consequences. in 1976 at the height of the cold war, president gerald ford mysteriously declared-- >> there is no soviet domination of eastern europe. >> reporter: he lost to jimmy carter. but in 1984, another incumbent, ronald reagan, used the debates to diffuse criticism of his advancing age. >> you already are the oldest president in history. >> reporter: he was 73 at the time. >> i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. ( laughter ) >> "i was smiling" watt walter mondale later said "but i knew he'd gotten me there." other
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
about a 1,000 hand me downs, they include a lighter, john f. kennedy's baby pin, and a wooden post from 1814 when the british set fire to the white house. some of the starting bids as high as $12,000. >>> thanks for joining us this morning. ,,,,,,,,
Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
of john: f kennedy. catholic children began going to school. you have intermarriage between catholics and protestants and racial intermarriage and so on. so that changed the role the sisters had rather drastically. >> the sisters in 1930 and coming on you were running hospitals and schools. >> social service, yeah. >> so you're always there being very helpful and all of this stuff. and now you're beginning to describe how this is changing. >> right. so we were -- for example, all ihm's my order would be living in a convent with other ihm's and dressed in our traditional attire. and we'd be very recognizable. travel in groups. in twos. we didn't travel much at all. we lived in the convent. taught in the school. and we took part in that cultural milieu of the catholic parish community type of thing. what happened with vatican two of course was the church changed its whole approach to culture. rather than trying to back off and protect ourselves from contamination by other religions, the culture, and so on, the council called the church to go into the culture. to go into the world to pre
Oct 20, 2012 11:30am PDT
staunch john f. kennedy liberals to voting for richard nixon. >> walsh says white middle class men blamed problems in the country on feminism and the civil rights movement. they jumped to the republican party and soon after many of their wives followed. >> we on the left, liberals like to say that the white working class left because of racism and certainly richard nixon and pat buchanan were brilliant in convincing the white working class that government only cared about black people and women to some extent and didn't care about them. >> but walsh says it's more complex than that. >> my mother was a civil rights liberal. but as the 60s turned to the 70s she saw the social disorder and she became afraid. and so white working class women did move with their husbands. the gap to this day that the democrats have enjoyed with women is much bigger with single women. the gender gap originated with reagan and white women started being a little bit more white working class women, a little bit more susceptible to the appeals of democrats. >> today women's issues are considered by many to be econo
Oct 13, 2012 7:30pm PDT
photographed soviet missiles 90 miles from american soil in cuba. president john f. kennedy work publicly and privately to avoid a nuclear confrontation with soviet leaders. in the end, both the soviet union and the united states could claim victories as the missiles left cuba and the u.s. dismantled its own missile installations in turkey. >>> flight cancellations are coming to american airlines and that could affect travelers who have purchased tickets. the airlines will cut 31 flights per day in the first half of november. it says the cuts are in an attempt to recover from widespread delays -- delays. since the company declared bankruptcy, and they say the cancellations will not impact holiday travel plans. >>> actor and television host gary collins died today. he starred in television series including the sixth sense and porn free. as well as hosting the syndicated talk show, our magazine. he also served as the mc for the ms. america pageant in the 1980s and 90s. he had one child. officials in harrison county mock -- mississippi said that he died of natural causes. >>> some of the
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm PDT
fÚtbol juvenil escapÓ a la ciudad de mÉxico. por el aeropuerto john f kennedy, el hombre identificado como orlando o rae de 32 aÑos, al parecer solo comprÓ un boleto de ida. habrÍa cometido el asesinato con un cuchillo el pasado fin de semana. despuÉs que discutiÓ por una mujer en un bar. se cree que matÓ a la vÍctima por error. >>> en bolivia 2 personas murieron 8 resultaron heridas tras un operativo contra el contrabando de vehÍculos que son llevados desde chile. el ejÉrcito y la policÍa llegÓ a recusar garages y talleres mecÁnicos en busca de vehÍculos. pero reaccionaron violentamente y provocaron enfrentamientos. los vehÍculos son cambiados por coca en la frontera con chile. >>> vuelve hacer noticia el ex capitÁn del crucero costa concordia que nÁufrago a principios de este aÑo frente a las costas de italia su trabajo que perdiÓ por el incidente y que cobrÓ la vida de 32 personas aleja que su despido fue injustificado. en minutos al volver, alerta conductores que cambiaron en sus autos un sistema que los protege en caso de accidentes. y mÁs adelante lo que reve
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. it led to riots so severe president john f. kennedy sent in the national guard to restore order. so 50 years long, how have things changed in america? >> i came back to mississippi in 1960 to launch a war against white supremacy with the intent of destroying it. the color line didn't enter the picture. only citizenship. and the rights and privileges there are and the reality of enjoying them or not enjoying them. and that's the reason why i looked the way i did because i knew the other side of fear that if someone was in the situation where they were afraid and showed no fear it would scare the life out of the other side and i know it was for rear because they were shaking like a leaf on a tree. my job was finished. once i put the president of the united states in the position where he had to use the military might of the united states of america to protect my rights as a citizen, everything else was somebody else's job. i was not a human being. i was a soldier. and soldiers when they go to war, what soldiers do is kill enemies. of course a soldier must at all times be ready to die for
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
commission investigating the assassination of john f. kennedy. he had been battling cancer since the 1990's >> a record setting, and breath taking accomplishment. next, a skydive that started 24 miles above the surface of the earth. and a fall tradition in chicago. the ron santo walk to cure diabetes. and this year there were some familiar faces in the crowd. break [ female announcer ] with swiffer dusters a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna read one of these. i'm gonna read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags swiffer 360 duster's extender gets into hard-to-reach places without the hassle. so you can get unbelievable dust pickup in less time without missing a thing. i love that book. can you believe the twin did it? ♪ ♪ swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get he
Oct 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
nos amplia la informacion ... desde el presidente john f. kennedy, aquellos que han muerto en combate y hasta los mas honorables veteranos de guerra estÁn sepultados en el cementerio nacional de arlington. casi 400,000 personas yacen en este lugar y para aquellos que los visitan el ubicar sus tumbas ha sido una odisea, que en muchas ocasiones los detiene a seguir visitÁndolos es por eso que se sus administradores se dieron la tarea de facilitar la ubicaciÓn para turistas y familiares "hemos transformado completam ente como operamos el cementerio.. hemos pasado de un sistemas de mapas de papel a una mÉtodo completamente digital" un mÉtodo que harÁ la visita al cementerio mas amena y que ha tomado dos aÑos en poder implementarlo tenemos 250,000 secciones de tumbas. y para ubicar una tumba en especifica, tenÍan que ir a un folio en donde archivamos toda la informacio Ón .. y buscar con mapas la ubicaciÓn de la misma .. tomaba horas en hacerlo .. ahora con el nuevo sistema geogrÁfico espacial le podemos dar la ubicaciÓn con exactitud en cuestiÓn de segundos" ahora los mapas
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
and d say that the first debate was as important as the first debate in 1960, when john f. kennedy close to the experience gapap between himself and richard nixon, who had been vice president for eight years he recreated himself as moderate massachusetts mitt and that enabled him to talk to women and suburban areas. as far as richard mourdock is concerned, i will be blunt, i joe donnelly man in that race. what he was getting was a consistent principle -- you believe that god life, that the conditions s under which the creation occurred, as tragic and personally painful as it might be -- he was talking about th life e to he was not defending the method -- >> which he ied to make clear. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people thatre really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations.mocrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if
Oct 26, 2012 8:30pm EDT
as was the first debate in 1960 when john f. kennedy close to the experience gap between himself and richard nixon, who had been vice president for eight years. he had retreated himself as moderate massachusetts mitt and that enabled him to talk to women in suburban areas. as far as richard mourdock is concerned, and i will be very blunt, i, joe donnelly man in that race. i think richard mourdock would be a disaster. what he was stating was a consistent principle bit if you believe that god creates life, the conditions under which that creation occurred, as tragic and painful as they might pay -- he was talking about life to he was not defending rape -- >> which he tried to make clear. >> i really think it is off for grabs. the president has a good chance to take this county and this town, but governor romney has been running a fairly strong campaign. >> that is the mayor of leesburg in loudoun county, virginia, a bellwether county in virginia. it went for barack obama four years ago, but then a white republican a year later in the gubernatorial election. -- then went republican a year later in th
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